A trip down memory lane

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The Tea Rooms will be closed on the following days:-

 

10 March

Wedding Show at the Hereford Luxury Wedding Show, Three Counties Hotel, Hereford

Friday 15 March

Equipment purchase in Coventry

24 March

Wedding show at the Double Tree Hilton, Cheltenham

 

 Why has Aunt Martha’s changed?

In his Origin of the Species Charles Darwin wrote:-

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”

Ten years ago an idea was born to create a place where people could enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of cake or a cream tea. This idea became reality in Aunt Martha's Victorian tea room, serving afternoon teas and Sunday lunches, cakes and savoury snacks. The chosen year was 1897, the year of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, with all its accompanying etiquette and style.  

The establishment became full of atmosphere with the staff following the manner and codes of the period with the cakes and savouries being truly decadent indulgences which were so popular with the Victorians. 1901 saw the passing of Queen Victoria and the evolution of society into the 20th century.

In its new format, that of Heartsease Tearooms, we have sought to retain all that made Aunt Martha’s special, but we are now able to bring in delights not available to our Victorian ancestors.

Additionally we can feature our Heartsease Celebration Cakes

 Nota Bene

Over the coming weeks there are a number of days where we are hosting private parties or attending a wedding show and therefore the tearooms will be closed to casual trade. As always it is recommended that a telephone call is made beforehand to make a table reservation.

Guests are not expected to be wearing their formal attire, but we would request that you are smartly presented. If you have been walking in the woods then please ensure that evidence of this exercise is left at the door.

Most of the establishment is accessible to those who are less able to move around. At the time of your booking please let us know if a wheelchair will be involved as only certain tables would be suitable.  

Well behaved dogs are welcomed in the gardens and possibly the dining room, but must be kept on lead at all times

 

 

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